Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841)
Southern Darter

Type locality: Sardinia, Italy


For the identification of this species, please refer to: Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & R. Lewington, 2006. Field guide to the Dragonflies of Britain and Europe. British Wildlife Publishing. 1-320.

Habitat description

Standing and often temporary waters in open landscapes. Often with emergent and aquatic vegetation. From 0 to 1700 m above sea level, but mostly below 300.


confirmed: Algeria; Morocco; Tunisia

Map citation: Clausnitzer, V., K.-D.B. Dijkstra, R. Koch, J.-P. Boudot, W.R.T. Darwall, J. Kipping, B. Samraoui, M.J. Samways, J.P. Simaika & F. Suhling, 2012. Focus on African Freshwaters: hotspots of dragonfly diversity and conservation concern. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 10: 129-134.


  • de Sélys-Longchamps, E. (1841). Nouvelles Libellulidées d'Europe - analyse de l'ouvrage du Dr Hagen. Revue Zoologique Societe Cuvierienne, 4, 243-246.

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. [2024-04-13].